Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine Nuvance Health
Bio: During my initial interactions with the faculty and staff at Mizzou during the virtual interview, I was instantly struck by their warm and positive attitudes. Dr. Craig and the entire faculty displayed a genuine willingness to help and support me, creating an immediate sense of belonging. Despite being born and raised 1200 miles away, their welcoming nature made me feel like I had found a second home.
Since joining the fellowship, this supportive atmosphere has continued to permeate every aspect of my experience. Working alongside the exceptional faculty members in various clinical settings, including outpatient clinics, inpatient wards, and even conducting home and nursing home visits for hospice care, has been nothing short of extraordinary. These diverse environments have not only deepened my understanding but have also played a pivotal role in boosting my confidence when discussing crucial topics such as goals of care, prognosis, and symptom management. What truly sets this program apart is the emphasis on continuity of care, where we follow patients longitudinally from the hospital to the community, providing palliative care or hospice services. This seamless transition has not only enriched my learning but has also allowed me to witness the profound impact of consistent and compassionate support on patients and their families.
Columbia's vibrant community, coupled with the outstanding resources and supportive environment at the institution, has created the perfect setting for me to grow both personally and professionally.